American Queen Steamboat

Ready to book your next vacation flowing down the Mississippi River? A Mississippi River cruise is a popular vacation option for travelers who enjoy more unique vacation experiences.

American Queen Steamboat

The American Queen Steamboat cruises down the Mississippi River, offering passengers an old-time feel even with all of the modern amenities provided. Vacationers can choose to book a short 5-day trip or or can choose to stay the entire range of 23 days. This popular river cruise includes shore excursions in a variety of ports, allowing vacationers to really get a great sense of old time Mississippi. The large oak trees, the plantations, the civil war memorials, the indigenous wildlife and more can all be explored. The views from the cruise are absolutely spectacular, making this one of the more popular river trips in the United States.

While there are a variety of different river cruises to choose from, the American Queen Steamboat is the largest steamboat ever built. It is a true steamboat, paddlewheel and all.

Things To Do

Some of the more popular things vacationers can choose to do when taking a river vacation aboard the American Queen Steamboat include the following:


  • Enjoy fine dining aboard the American Queen, i.e. J.M. White Dining Room
  • Take in the variety of entertainment taking place in the steamboats Ford Theater – big band shows, Broadway style performances, musical medleys
  • Enjoy one of the daily screenings of feature films provided onboard in the Cozy Theater
  • Sign up for lectures provided by a variety of distinguished guests
  • Go dancing in the ballroom – swing dancing, country dancing, ‘50’s dancing
  • Sign up for guided tours of the entire steamboat
  • Have fun exploring all of the many ports located along the Mississippi River
  • Sign up for a guided shore excursion or an independent walking tour
  • Sign up for historical lectures
  • Sign up for tours that focus on exploring the indigenous wildlife that live in the area



The following 3 itineraries are just an example of the many itineraries available when wanting to float down the Mississippi River:


  • New Orleans to Memphis – ports include Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Greenville
  • Memphis to New Orleans – ports include Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway
  • New Orleans to Red Wing, Minneapolis – ports include Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Greenville, Memphis, New Madrid, Paducah, Cape Girardeau, Chester, St. Louis, Alton, Hannibal, Clinton, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing

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